| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Mike Bryant

at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

Mike Bryant is faculty member in the School of Critical
Studies at the California Institute of the Arts. He is a biologist and a
statistician. His research has appeared in several scientific journals: Science,
Nature, American Naturalist, Ecology, PLoS, Animal Behaviour and Environmental
Biology of Fishes. Mike’s research interests in biology include functional
anatomy, animal behavior and life history evolution. One unexpected discovery
was that female Trinidadian guppies (Poecilia reticulata) have a prolonged post
reproductive lifespan (AKA: menopause). Mike has put the analytic tools used to
study and make comparisons of the lives of freshwater fish to conduct
longitudinal studies of students in the California’s primary schools as part of
an NSF funded study on how to improve K12 mathematics and science education. He
is currently looking at the interface between Darwin's theory of Sexual
Selection and the algorithmic world of the internet. He is also continuing his
data driven investigations of the California Public School system with a focus
on Arts education.